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Imperial Gran Reserva 2007

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Imperial Gran Reserva 2007 has been selected as best Gran Reserva de Rioja in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2014. Are you going to miss it?

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2007 Other vintages
Appellation:Rioja (La Rioja, Spain)
Winery: Cune (CVNE)
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Tempranillo (85%), Mazuelo (5%), Graciano (10%)
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.8%
Vinous Score: 93

Description of Imperial Gran Reserva 2007

Imperial Gran Reserva 2007 (Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: Imperial Gran Reserva 2007 is burgundy red colour of medium intensity, bright appearance.
  • Nose: Elegant and own aroma, fruity notes conjoined with spicy notes provided by its aging in high quality.
  • Mouth: powerful mouth and still growing, it is a wine with great aging potential, with extensive expression and round tannins and long aftertaste.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 to 18 º C

PAIRING: Grilled red meats, civet, roasts, big game, aged cheeses ...

WINEMAKING: The colour and structure is obtained by macerating after alcoholic fermentation. The malolactic fermentation gives the wine the proper maturity for aging in American and French oak. Before bottling, traditionally clarified with egg whites. Finally passed our drafts where he will age under conditions of temperature and humidity best so far hit the market.

CELLAR: Cune (CVNE)

GRAPES: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and Mazuelo 5%.

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The Winery

Cune (CVNE)

Cune (CVNE)

Cvne has been caring for its vineyards for over 125 years. Over 125 years of respect for the winemaking tradition, hard work, research, innovation in production processes, pursuit of the highest quality, experimentation, and recognition. Over 125 years is a very long time. Today, Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España is run by the fifth generation of the family of winemakers who founded the company in 1879.

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Points and awards

RP93ParkerWS90Wine Spectator 2014 Gold - International Wine & Spirit Competition2014 Regional Trophy - Decanter World Wine Awards2014 Silver - Internatinal Wine Challenge

Reviews of Imperial Gran Reserva 2007

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4 /5

TASTING NOTES OF Imperial Gran Reserva 2007:
- View: burgundy red color of medium intensity, bright appearance.
- Nose: elegant aroma, typical, fruity with spicy nuances.
- Mouth: Powerful, great aging potential, expression and round tannins and long aftertaste.

APPELLATION: Rioja
VINEYARD: Cune (CVNE)
GRAPES: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo.

PREPARATION: Its color and structure is obtained by macerating after alcoholic fermentation. The malolactic fermentation gives the wine the proper maturity for aging in American and French oak. Before being bottled, it clarified in a traditional way with egg whites. Finally it passes our drafts where he will age under conditions of temperature and humidity suitable until released.

WINE PAIRING: Grilled red meats, Game stew, roasted, big game, aged cheeses.
TEMPERATURE: 16-18 °C
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4 /5

TASTING NOTES OF Cune Rioja Gran Reserva 2007:
- View: intense garnet color and light purple tones, preserving despite its long aging in barrels. Brilliant.
- Nose: Aromas of licorice, black fruit and raisined jam, mixed with elegant touches and greedy coconut and chocolate pastry complemented with anise and spice from the French oak.
- Mouth: The palate is balanced, meaty wine stride and velvety with an aftertaste of black fruit and licorice.

APPELLATION: Rioja
VINEYARD: Cune (CVNE)
GRAPES: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuela

AGEING: 2 years in barrels of French and American oak.
PRODUCTION: The grapes are harvested manually. Fermented for 10 days at controlled temperatures.

WINE PAIRING: Grilled red meats, Game stew, Roasts, Large game, Aged cheeses
TEMPERATURE: 16 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14% Vol
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Cune Rioja Gran Reserva 2007

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I found it very nice

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Reviews of other vintages of Imperial Gran Reserva 2007200020122009

4/5

Peñín Guide 2011 rating
- Tasting notes: Colour: dark-red cherry, brick rim edge. Nose: waxy
notes, fine reductive notes, wet leather, spicy. Palate: round,
complex, flavourful, spicy, smoky aftertaste
- Score: 89
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Imperial 2000

4/5

TASTING NOTES:View: Shown in beautiful glass of cherry red color.Nose: It offers aromas of ripe fruit, licorice, intense spices and balsamic tones.Mouth: The palate is round, balanced and elegant.APPELLATION: Rioja, Spain.VINEYARD: Wine Company of Northern Spain - CVNE.GRAPES: Mazuela, Graciano, Tempranillo.AGEING: aged for 22 months in barrels of French and American oak, during which apply rackings every 4 months. Once breeding is completed, clarified and bottled, making a bottle aging in the cellar draft of the end of tune before heading out to the market.PREPARATION: The grapes cold macerated prior to fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel and the end of the fermentation another long post-fermentation maceration is performed.WINE PAIRING: Ideal with sheep cheese, roasted red meat, white fish to the oven, Iberian ham, roast lamb and bluefish.RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 ° CALCOHOL: 13.5%
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3/5

Classic red cherry color of a 2009. Aromas of coffee, toffee. Strong flavour which reminds me of strawberry candy.
We paired the Imperial Gran Reserva with a starter.
We drank it at a meeting with friends.
They had it in a wine bar.
A wine for special occasions.
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